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Lancaster, California: The Musical Road

As a TV ad stunt for Honda, a road was grooved to play the William Tell Overture when driven on at 50 mph. The "musical road" is now preserved as an attraction by the city of Lancaster.

Avenue G, Lancaster, CA
Take Highway 14 north from Lancaster and exit at Avenue G. The Musical Road is located on Avenue G between 30th and 40th Streets West in the left lane.
Always audible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Southern California explorers Bethany and Drew play the Musical Road in Lancaster.

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The Musical Road

Still here and super cool! We did it three times. There is a small sign in the left lane showing where the music begins. Drive 55. It lasts for 30 seconds. We heard it best with the windows down about halfway.

[Courtney Perez, 01/09/2024]
The Musical Road

It was amusing, but it is off-key and sounds nothing like the intended music. We drove it twice because it was trippy to listen to. Google it for info about why the sound is messed up.

[Pjamz5, 12/24/2018]
Musical Road - Singing Road

Stay in the left lane and near the speed limit for the intended tune.

[Kirk Harwood, 02/24/2013]
Musical Road - Singing Road

We just drove over the road -- a sign alerts you to it one mile before, and another tells you what lane to drive in. My grouchy kids, tired of being in a car, thought it was fun.

[Hmr, 08/20/2012]

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Half-Melted BuildingHalf-Melted Building, Lancaster, CA - 4 mi.
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